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Dr. Joseph Zakhary
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Southwest Breast & Aesthetics

Dr. Joseph Zakhary

Dr. Joseph Zakhary is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Southwest Breast & Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ.

He is motivated in helping women regain what they have lost to breast cancer because of his own mother’s battles with cancer twice. Understanding the struggles and restorative process the body undergoes continues to drive him to perform his best for his patients. Known for being a caring and compassionate surgeon, Dr. Joseph Zakhary treats his patients and their families with respect and kindness. He knows how important it is for a patient to understand their care plan, and spends time to map out each patient’s care for them clearly and concisely.

Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Jospeh Zakhary

Dr. Joseph Zakhary Plastic Surgeon

When getting to know his patients, he learns about their expectations and strives to achieve a team approach between patient and doctor.

Dr. Zakhary is double board-certified in both Plastic and General Surgery. When performing a case, he considers every aspect of plastic surgery to understand that reconstruction and aesthetics go hand in hand to give patients the most functional and cosmetic results possible through restoration of the body and mind. Dr. Zakhary is known for being a caring and compassionate surgeon because he treats his patients and their families with the respect and kindness he feels they deserve. He also knows how important it is for a patient to understand their individual care plan which is why he spends the time to map out each patient’s care for them in a clear and concise way. In taking the time to get to know his patients, he can learn about their expectations and achieve a team approach between patient and doctor. In his free time, Dr. Zakhary enjoys tennis and traveling with his family. However, with a two-year old, a newborn and their dog James Bond, the Zakhary’s stay plenty busy.

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Special Skills and Training

Dr. Zakhary concluded his 6-year general surgery education at the Louisiana State University in 2015. Over the next three years, he honed his plastic surgery skills at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). UAB is a hospital acknowledged as the leading regional health center in the South and one of the largest hospital systems nationwide. While at Birmingham, he worked with and learned from the best names in cosmetic surgery and acquired specialist training in breast reconstruction procedures.

Dr. Zakhary attributes his immense understanding of plastic surgery and practical skills on the operating table to opportunities provided to him while at LSU and UAB.

After nearly a decade of training, Dr. Zakhary specializes in the following:

  • Microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast & Body Aesthetics

Education

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama Administrative Chief Resident (2017 to 2018) Plastic Surgery Resident (2015 to 2018)
  • Louisiana State University – Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana General Surgery Resident (2009 to 2015)

Medical Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Doctor of Medicine (2005 to 2009)

Undergraduate

  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma Bachelors of Science – Chemistry (2001 to 2005)

Awards and Honors

LSUHSC: Honoree at Evening for Heroes in 2013, 2014, and 2015

LSUHSC: Top Quartile ABSITE performance Nationally 2015

Publications, Presentations and Research

  • Adham M, Sawan K, Lovelace C, Zakhary J, Adham C. “Patient Satisfaction with Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty: Part I”. Aesthet Surg J. 2010 Nov-Dec;30(6):814-20.
  • Shokouh-Amiri H, Zakhary JM, Zibari GB. “A Novel Technique of Portal-Endocrine and Gastric-Exocrine Drainage in Pancreatic Transplantation”. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Apr;212(4):730-8; discussion 738-9.
  • Zakhary JM, Hamidian Jahromi A, Chaudhery S, Kim M. "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in the Setting of Textured Breast Implant: A Call for Patients and Physicians Education". J La State Med Soc. 2013 Jan-Feb;165(1):26-9.
  • Zibari G, Fallahzadeh MK, Hamidian Jahromi A, Zakhary J, Dies D, Wellman G, Singh N, Shoukouh-Amiri H. “Portal-Endocrine and Gastric-Exocrine Drainage Technique of Pancreas Transplantation Provides an Easy Access for Evaluation of Pancreatic Allograft Dysfunction: Six-Year Experience at a Single Center.” J La State Med Soc. 2014 Sep-Oct 166:207-12.
  • A Novel Technique of Portal-Endocrine and Gastric-Exocrine Drainage in Pancreatic Transplantation. 2011 Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport research presentation, March, 2011, Shreveport, LA.
  • Vascular Resection and Reconstruction for a Replaced Right Hepatic Artery can be Avoided During a Pancreaticoduodenectomy Procedure. 2012 Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual meeting, March 7-11, 2012, Miami, Fl.
  • Vascular Resection and Reconstruction for a Replaced Right Hepatic Artery can be Avoided During a Pancreaticoduodenectomy Procedure. 2012 Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport research presentation, March, 2012, Shreveport, LA.
  • Vascular Resection and Reconstruction for a Replaced Right Hepatic Artery can be Avoided During a Pancreaticoduodenectomy Procedure. 2012 International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual meeting, July 1-4, 2012, Paris, France. (Accepted, Did not present).
  • Processes of Care: Does Monitoring Improve Compliance? : 2013 Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport research presentation, March, 2013, Shreveport, LA.
  • Cutaneous Manifestation of Hystioctyic Sarcoma, SESC, Nashville, TN, Feb 25-28, Poster presentation, accepted.
  • Zakhary J, de la Torre J. Cutaneous Manifestation of Histiocytic Sarcoma: Presentation and Management. Am Surg 2017 1:83(9) 376-378.
  • Evolution of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction for Incisional Hernia Repair, ASC, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 6-9, podium presentation.
  • Long Term Results in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, ASC, Las Vegas, NV, Feb 6-9, podium presentation.
  • CTA evaluation in DIEP Flap, PSRC, Birmingham, Alabama, May 17-20, podium presentation.

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